My Dying Bride Issue Statement on Mass Live Show Cancellations

My Dying Bride Issue Statement on Mass Live Show Cancellations

As previously reported, Maryland Deathfest announced that not only had My Dying Bride pulled out of their scheduled slot on the festival, but that the band had cancelled all scheduled tour dates. In a recent interview with guitarist Andrew Craighan, it was stated that the festival should not have made that announcement at the time and a private apology had been issued.

Now, the Doom Metal icons have issued a full statement on the matter which you can see below:

"Announcement: The production of this latest album was arduous and challenging to such an extent that it has revealed fractures within the band. These tensions had already been observed during the creation of the previous 2 albums and were only exacerbated during Covid.
Over the past few months, they have intensified, causing a profound sense of discontent amongst the band. The resulting stress and the burnout, along with the physical and mental malaise it creates, necessitated a period of time off which unfortunately impacts on live shows.
The reason for the lack of an official statement until now is because the band has truly hoped to resolve these internal issues and perform some shows this year while trying find a resolution in time to satisfy all parties involved. Sadly, this resolution is yet to be found.
Regrettably, a lack of understanding and poor communication from our professional partners has resulted in an untimely and chaotic mess from which a recovery is challenging.
However, the promoters have now been officially contacted and it is hoped that steps can be taken to minimise the impact on you all. We apologise for keeping you in the dark, but these are indeed challenging times."

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